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Arrests in factory immigration raid

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Six people were arrested for immigration offences during a raid on a Leicester clothing factory. The four men and two women were found to be working illegally at SN Clothing, in Supra House, Evington Valley Road, Evington yesterday morning. They now face being deported. The operation was conducted by the Home Office Immigration Enforcement at 10am. As officials arrived one man tried to run away but was but was caught by officers who were guarding the exits. Checks revealed he was a 21-year-old Pakistani national who was working in breach of his student visa. Five other members of staff – two Indian women, two Indian men and a second Pakistani man - were interviewed and found to be in the UK illegally having overstayed their visas. All six were taken into custody and preparations are now underway to deport them. SN Clothing could now face fines of up to £10,000 for each of the illegal workers. It will be asked by the Home Office to demonstrate that it had attempted to carry out sufficient checks into the six workers' backgrounds, including their immigration status, before employing them. Nathan Stephens, from Home Office Immigration Enforcement, said: "Operations like this are carried out across the UK every day as we continue our work to track down and remove from the country those who seek to abuse the immigration laws. "The public can be a huge help and I urge people with information about suspected immigration abuse to get in touch." Information about suspected immigration crimes can be passed to Crimestoppers, which is anonymous, on 0800 555 111.

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